Andrew Yang kicks off NYC mayoral campaign with $2,000 basic income proposal for poorest
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang made his first appearance as a New York City mayoral candidate on Thursday, proposing a basic income program for the city’s poorest.
“We will launch the largest basic income program in the history of the country,” Yang stated. “We will lift hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers out of extreme poverty, putting cash relief directly into the hands of the families who desperately need help right now.”
Yang’s plan, a modified version of his national universal basic income (UBI) proposal, would involve providing roughly...